What do you mean, “Rising Action?” — Pen and Grid Paper

There were some mornings that absolutely were not worth it. The sun came up too early or the morning traffic was too loud outside the window. Some things just couldn’t be helped and there was nothing for it but to rise and stumble to the bathroom, complete one’s ablutions and get dressed. Then to find … Continue reading What do you mean, “Rising Action?” — Pen and Grid Paper

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Embrace Your Trash — QuestingAuthor

Here at QuestingAuthor, we enjoy reminding all those aspiring novelists that their first work is going to be trash. We have mentioned it countless times in our past articles with regards to bringing inspiration and aid to those that seek to venture into the trenches of the writing process. We try to get across the … Continue reading Embrace Your Trash — QuestingAuthor

Conflict is More Important than Character — Steven Capps

  I know that this is an unpopular opinion. Truthfully, there are countless people who are smarter and more successful than I am, who believe the exact opposite. Up until a few days ago, I believed that of all the elements of a story the concept of character was, by far, the most integral element … Continue reading Conflict is More Important than Character — Steven Capps

The Flute of Favor: Part 1 — Pen and Grid Paper

Years and miles away there was a boy who sat behind an inn in the town of Hamlin. He had just been booed off the tiny stage. Tonight he had no food in his belly, nor a roof over his head, for he had agreed to play through to the closing of the bar in … Continue reading The Flute of Favor: Part 1 — Pen and Grid Paper

The Gifts of Writing a Memoir — Untangled

If you have an itch or a yearning to write your memoir, I encourage you to go for it. Even if you are the only one who reads it, writing your story can bring unimaginable gifts. Fifteen months ago, I anxiously waited for my memoir, Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph to go … Continue reading The Gifts of Writing a Memoir — Untangled

6 Reasons why Writing is Awesome! ✍ — Scripted Sheet

I was thinking about this the other day, what do I feel while writing? why do I write? What do I get in the end? So I decided to pen down my thoughts on this. Writing is something that takes me somewhere else while I write, wherever I want to be, with whom I want to be, it just fills my heart … Continue reading 6 Reasons why Writing is Awesome! ✍ — Scripted Sheet

How to Become a Better Writer…By NOT Writing (plus a giveaway!) — Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

by Kendra Levin A few years ago, my friend and I joked that there should be a National Don’t Write a Novel Month. In fact, we even created a Twitter account for it and spent the month of November that year tweeting about all the things we were doing instead of writing a novel. Writing … Continue reading How to Become a Better Writer…By NOT Writing (plus a giveaway!) — Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)